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Summary

"This is the natural order of things: for each decision we make, there is an infinite number of possible outcomes, only one of which comes into being. It is an infallible truth; our future is born, singular. But for you, that is no longer the case."

Jack Davies led an unremarkable life, serving fast food in a nondescript seaside town by day and playing computer games by night. Unremarkable that is, until Professor Jericho ordered a sausage and a cup of tea.

After discovering he has the ability to move through time and space, Jack embarks on a journey to repair a tear in the fabric of reality, with only his high school stalker, a television news crew, and a crossword puzzle for help. 

With every moment of indecision, the problem gets more complex. And Jack never could make up his mind.

©2010, 2016 Debbie McGowan (P)2018 Debbie McGowan

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A little confusing at times

There are three parallel stories going on at once in this book, but the narrator certainly did help differentiate the characters. Overall quite average in my opinion, though I wouldn't say no to listening to more of Debbie McGowan's books.

DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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It was going to be a long night.

Jack missed his dead grandmother, the on!y one in the family who hadn't ignored him. He hated his job in a tatty little fish and chip shop. It was raining again. There was nowhere else to go. A man came into the shop, struggling against the wind, and ordered tea and a sausage before leaving. An explosion of light - and Jack was dead.
Except he wasn't. Well, yes he was, but ...

With simple sentences, the author conjures up not just the bleakness of Jack's inner being but of the location, as well, an ability which continues throughout the whole book. This is a delicious, almost farce-like story of Jack's several journeys through time and dimensions to repair a rift and restore his world, together with the mysterious Professor Jericho, a chap called Brian, and a three man film crew headed by a girl he'd once known at school now a reporter, named Kelsey. From confusion and terror, through repetition and chaos, Jack struggles to understand and restore things to a proper order. Quite delicious.

This reader was charmed and confused. But that didn't matter. Is the science correct? Who cares? It was a really fun story, and well read by English accented Hanniba! Hills. Great character voices, well paced, and delivered with nicely intoned, enthusiastic expression.

Not having read anything by author Debbie McGowan previously, I had no idea what to expect. Now I will actively seek out more books by her. My thanks to the rights holder of And the Walls Came Tumbling Down, who, at my request via Audiobook Boom, freely gifted me with a complimentary copy. It was great fun, and, somehow, very English. Especially the rain!

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  • JenniferFour
  • 04-12-18

Good story that got a little muddled

I enjoyed this book very much. The narration was VERY well done. The main character was interesting. My only quibble is that the story got a bit "timey-wimey, wibbly-wobbly" - for the last 1/4 of the book or so I gave up trying to keep track of it and just went with the flow. I will admit that I was listening to listen in fits and starts (irregular commuting) and perhaps it would have made more sense if I didn't have gaps in between listening.

As said, narration was excellent - a real pleasure to listen to.

I received this book for free from audiobookboom.

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  • Rebecca Azizov
  • 30-11-18

nice

a very nice story with a nice enough idea the narrator was good and the story wasn't bad but it wasn't a wow book if I explain myself correctly but I did enjoy it quite much
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  • TU
  • 28-11-18

good narration, OK story

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I struggled a bit to get into this book. For a parralel universe premise, I felt they were too similar and it kind of felt repetative. The narration is what got me through the book. His lively style and unique voices are what kept me interested in the story. All in all, it wasn't horrible but it could have been better.

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  • Joe
  • 14-11-18

Narration helped.

The book concerns time travel, parallel universes and humans neglect to nature. The characters were enjoyable, but the plot may be hard for some to follow. Being able to follow the plot didn't bother me, but I found it a little boring and the message seems to be a little forced into the story. The story takes place in basically the same 3 areas and since they are dealing with parallel universes, repeats itself a bit. The narration was good. The voices were unique enough to tell the characters apart from one another and was loud and clear and easy to understand. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. #TimeTravel #Greatnarration #tagsgiving #sweepstakes